Upper Oso Campground provides ample opportunity for exploration of California’s coastal mountains. It is a family-friendly campground, equipped with equestrian sites, and is close to a variety of trails and several mountain streams.
The campground is located in the lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area, not far from Santa Barbara. The campground has large sites scattered among plentiful oak trees that provide pleasant shade. It is situated alongside a seasonal creek, at an elevation of 1,040 feet.
For Reservations Call: 877-444-6777
he campground has 22 campsites, 10 of them have corrals and extra long parking spurs. Sites are complete with a picnic table, barbecue, firepit and some have water faucets.
|Family Campsite||$20 per site, per night|
|Equestrian Site||$25 per site, per night|
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Reservations must be made 4 days in advance. Two day minimum stay required on weekends.
A variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails begin in and around the campground, including the Santa Cruz Trail, which traverses 18 miles north to the San Rafael Wilderness. The 2.5-mile Aliso National Recreation Trail leads through scenic areas to a group campsite.
Off-road vehicle enthusiasts enjoy the Camuesa OHV Route, which loops about 10 miles through the surrounding forest.
Fishing and swimming are available at nearby White Rock Day-Use Area, less than two miles from the campground. The Santa Ynez River is stocked with trout in the springtime.
Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, a no-body-contact reservoir, is about 10 miles northwest of the campground. It offers boating, fishing and kayaking. Anglers will find an abundance of annually stocked trout. Carp and bass are also common catches there.
The campground is open year-round and offers around two dozen sites tent or RV camping. About 10 sites are outfitted with horse corrals and extra long, paved parking spurs. Some additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each site is equipped with a table, campfire ring with grill and a pedestal grill. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are provided throughout the campground. Firewood is available for purchase from the on-site campground host.
|Within 10 Miles|
From Santa Barbara, take highway 101 North. Exit onto Highway 154 NW for about 10 miles. Then turn East on Paradise Road for 5.5 miles. Turn north on 5N15 and continue 1.5 miles to campground.
Upper Oso Campground
3505 Paradise Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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